Kings No More by Wade Tullier

Kings No More by Wade Tullier


Ceramic, glaze.

About the Work

I think of my sculptures as connected things in the world that resist the detachment of things in themselves. Working with clay enables me to work intuitively, forming connections between multiple objects as they are created simultaneously.

Drawing on preexisting imagery, such as weapons or symbols, I invite the viewer to pull from their own history and speculate on the objects. In doing this, I rely on our innate capacity as storytellers to construct meaning between objects.

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Wade Tullier (b. 1988 Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a ceramic artist living and working in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2017, his thesis work, "five stones from a brook (a long shot)", was acquired as part of the permanent collection. Recently, Tullier has participated in shows at the Sculpture Center in Cleveland, Cranbrook Art Museum, and the Workhouse Arts Center in Virginia. He is currently the Associate Preparator at the Cranbrook Art Museum.

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